About the authors

Praveen Thyarappa Upparige, MBBS, MRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist, Cygnet Hospital, Sheffield.


Dr Praveen is currently working as a consultant psychiatrist in general adult psychiatry and has an interest in rehabilitation psychiatry. He has worked in an assertive outreach team and recovery unit involved with the rehabilitation of people with severe mental illness, typically psychosis.


Email: praveen.thyarappa@swyt.nhs.uk


Declaration of interests: None


Robertson Macpherson, MBBS, MRCPsych, MDBSc

Consultant Psychiatrist, Leckhampton Lodge, Cheltenham.


Dr Macpherson has had a long-term interest in social and rehabilitation psychiatry. For over 15 years he has worked as a consultant psychiatrist in assertive outreach teams and in a variety of 24-hour nursed care units. He has extensive clinical experience of working with people suffering from schizophrenia and has published on supported accommodation, assessment of need and insight/educability in schizophrenia.


Email: rob.macpherson@glos.nhs.uk


Declaration of interests: None

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